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Join us at the Superior Court of California, Santa Barbara, the most dynamic place to work in the county. Positions at the Court–available in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Santa Maria locations–not only promote professional development, but they play an integral role in the overall judicial system.

Why Work at the Court?

Our Core Values

The best part of our organization is our people. We value community, teamwork and providing the best service possible to all people who are accessing the court whether in-person or virtually.

Benefits that Work for You 

The Superior Court provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits. Our programs include medical and dental insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, term life, long term disability and accident insurance and other employee benefits.

Growth and Development Opportunities

If you are looking to grow with an organization, the Court is for you! Many of our entry-level roles evolve into career paths that are interesting, dynamic, and rooted in service to the community. Contrary to what you might think, law school is not a prerequisite to work for the court. Find out more today. 

Voice Writers Are Needed in the California Courts

You could have a lucrative new career in less than a year!

Court Reporters are an integral part of the judicial system, and California now allows court reporters to make their record by using voice writing as well as stenography. Court reporting is a valued profession, making a base salary of up to $104,000 per year as well as collecting fees for transcripts, receiving a great benefits package, and celebrating 14 holidays a year!

The Santa Barbara Superior Court has an immediate need for Court Reporters, if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a voice writer, visit the links in the Learn More section.


•    What is a Voice Writer Court Reporter - National Verbatim Reporters Association (
Licensing in California

•    Voice Writers - Court Reporters Board of California
Court Reporter Schools

•    Education Resource - List of Program - National Verbatim Reporters Association (

Discover Our Job Opportunities!

We have more than 12 different career areas for you to choose from including careers that are focused on the law and careers in management, human resources, IT and more. Explore the Court’s many career opportunities here. 

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Our Mission is to protect constitutional rights and liberties, apply the law equally, resolve disputes, and reconcile relationships in a fair and timely manner.

Apply today to become a valued team member of the Court and help fulfill our mission!

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